Genesis 32 - Making Kindness

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Journey Through Genesis

Genesis 32

Vah Ah Say Chesed

Making Kindness ©

By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

B'nai Noach Torah Institute, LLC



This Zerah Torah Limood is in the loving memory of Revi's Grandmother Gladys Ethel and father and step father, my mother and my father, Carrie bat Brachah Rivkah, Stephen ben Martha, Sharon bat Vivian, Florence Youman bat Chavah, Jeanne C. W. Pierre, Joseph Adam Pierre, Louella P. Bienvenu, Barbara Pierre, Terrill B. Thomas, Joyce Duff bat Na'amah and Michael and Channah Sakash may they rest in peace.

The First use of חסד in the Bible is learned from Eliezer of Damascus in Genesis 24.12

וַיֹּאמַר ׀ יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵי אֲדֹנִי אַבְרָהָם הַקְרֵה־נָא לְפָנַי הַיּוֹם וַעֲשֵׂה־חֶסֶד עִם אֲדֹנִי אַבְרָהָם

Eliezer of Damascus of said, O HaShem, God of my master, Abraham, I pray that You encounter me... that You meet me... [that your] face is upon me... and Make  

Chesed [Kindness] this day for my master Abraham, Genesis 24.12.

 וְהָיָה הַנַּעֲרָ אֲשֶׁר אֹמַר אֵלֶיהָ הַטִּי־נָא כַדֵּךְ וְאֶשְׁתֶּה וְאָמְרָה שְׁתֵה וְגַם־גְּמַלֶּיךָ אַשְׁקֶה אֹתָהּ הֹכַחְתָּ לְעַבְדְּךָ לְיִצְחָק וּבָהּ אֵדַע כִּי־עָשִׂיתָ חֶסֶד עִם־אֲדֹנִי:

...and thereby shall I know for you have Made Chesed [Kindness] for my master, Genesis 24.14

וְעַתָּה אִם־יֶשְׁכֶם עֹשִׂים חֶסֶד וֶאֱמֶת אֶת־אֲדֹנִי הַגִּידוּ לִי וְאִם־לֹא הַגִּידוּ לִי וְאֶפְנֶה עַל־יָמִין אוֹ עַל־שְׂמֹאל:

Now if you want to make kindness and truth for my master then tell me...

7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that were with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two camps And said, If Esau come to the one camp, and smite it, then the other camp which is left shall escape. And Jacob Said, O God of My [Grand] Father Abraham, and God of My Father Isaac, the Lord which Said to me, Return to your country, and to your kindred, and I Will Deal Well with you: I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which You Have Shown to your servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two camps. Rescue me, I pray from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, otherwise he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children. And You Said [to me] , I Will Surely Do to you good, and make your seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude, Genesis 32.8 -13.

קָטֹנְתִּי מִכֹּל הַחֲסָדִים וּמִכָּל־הָאֱמֶת אֲשֶׁר עָשִׂיתָ אֶת־עַבְדֶּךָ כִּי בְמַקְלִי עָבַרְתִּי אֶת־הַיַּרְדֵּן הַזֶּה וְעַתָּה הָיִיתִי לִשְׁנֵי מַחֲנוֹת

These are the first four times the Word Chesed occurs in Ha Torah. Three are with Eliezer of Damascus, the servant of Avraham and one is with Yaakov, the grandson of Avraham. However there is a tie in here.  Eliezer was the servant of Avraham.  Yaakov was the servant of HaShem. 

In the first Occurrence we learn that we can keep Chesed alive or destroy Chessed.


And Make Kindness

ו6 ע70 ש300 הח8 ס60 ד 4 = 453

Genesis 6.19

וּמִכָּל־הָחַי מִכָּל־בָּשָׂר שְׁנַיִם מִכֹּל תָּבִיא אֶל־הַתֵּבָה לְהַחֲיֹת אִתָּךְ זָכָר וּנְקֵבָה יִהְיוּ:


And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shall you bring into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.


to keep them alive

ל30 ה5 ח8 י10 ת400 = 453

Numbers 33.52

וְהוֹרַשְׁתֶּם אֶת־כָּל־ישְׁבֵי הָאָרֶץ מִפְּנֵיכֶם וְאִבַּדְתֶּם אֵת כָּל־מַשְׂכִּיֹּתָם וְאֵת כָּל־צַלְמֵי מַסֵּכֹתָם תְּאַבֵּדוּ וְאֵת כָּל־בָּמוֹתָם תַּשְׁמִידוּ:

Then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and you shall destroy all their figured pavements, and destroy all their molten images, and devastate all their high places;


and you shall destroy

ו6 א1 ב2 ד4 ת400 מ40 = 453

Dear ones, what did our Creator Create with?  Last week with the Creators Help I released my first book in over twenty years.  This is the first I have released since returning to Torah Observance. The book is entitled, A Sincere Journey Ends Without Jesus.  God Willing, I hope to soon release PASSOVER, The Last Six Days Of Jesus Life on Earth and then a third book entitled, A Journey to Passover.  Each book is an autobiography of my life mixed with discussions on my return to Judaism...

In the book scheduled to be released in about a week I go into so depth regarding the Term Word. In this discussion the term 'Word' applies. we have the power.  We can chose to have the Words to Create Peace.

May desire to make Chesed.

Blessings, Love and Peace,

Dr. Akiva Gamliel and Rebbetzin Revi Belk

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